Thomas McMullin with kind regards from his pupil Geo. (George) Angus? Jun (Junior) 1886
|Engraving on the walking stick|
Elsie and Lena were the daughters of John Hyde and Elizabeth Andrews of the little town of St. Mary's. They married and spent their lives in this town but after their husbands died, the sisters moved in together. Lena passed away in 1990 in St. Mary's and is buried with her husband Victor G. Tovell who died in 1954.
Three years later her sister Elsie died at the age of 91. But many of the sister's beloved possessions were purchased by members of my husband's family where they are treasured today.
I wish we knew who Thomas McMullin and George Angus were. Was there a family connection to Elsie and Lena or their husbands? Their mother Elizabeth married a second time after her first husband's death, to John Patrick O'Rourke. Perhaps there is a connection to him or his family. But sadly we do not know what, if any, connection there was to Thomas or George.